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Civil Ceremony #1

We are gather here today to join together this man, [GROOM], and this woman, [BRIDE], in the honorable estate of matrimony; which is not by any to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly; but with discretion and respect for all it implies. Therefore, I must ask you:

[GROOM], will you have this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife and to live together in the honorable estate of matrimony? Will you love, honor and cherish her; and, forsaking all others, keep only unto her so long as you both shall live?  "I will."

[BRIDE], will you have this man to be your lawfully wedded husband and to live together in the honorable estate of matrimony? Will you love, honor and cherish him; and, forsaking all others, keep only unto him so long as you both shall live? "I will."

 Would you turn and face each other as you pledge your vows?

[GROOM], would you repeat after me: I, [GROOM], take you, [BRIDE] to be my wedded wife. I pledge to you my love and fidelity from this day forward; for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health, till death us do part.

 [BRIDE], would you repeat after me: I, [BRIDE], take you, [GROOM], to be my wedded husband. I pledge to you my love and fidelity from this day forward; for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health, till death us do part.

Do you have rings to exchange? "Yes."

May these rings be an outward symbol of the love you hold in your heart and bear witness to all the world of the commitment you make here today.

[GROOM], would you place your ring on [BRIDE]'s finger and say, "With this ring I pledge my love."

[BRIDE], would you place your ring on [GROOM]'s finger and say, "With this ring I pledge my love."

For as much as [GROOM] and [BRIDE] have consented together in the bonds of wedlock and have witnessed the same before this company, and thereto have given and pledged their love and fidelity, and have declared the same by the giving and receiving of rings; I pronounce that they are husband and wife.